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Archive for May, 2012

Mandalay makes minor league baseball major fun

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

Company owns several teams at various minor league levels, including the Dayton Dragons

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Endangered designation’s affect on sturgeon still not known

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

National Marine Fisheries Service have up to three years to devise a plan

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Michelle Obama urges NC A&T grads to seek change

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

GREENSBORO, NC (AP) — First Lady Michelle Obama says the example of the four North Carolina A&T State University students who started the sit-in movement for desegregation more than half a century ago shows what young people can do to change the world.

Obama was the commencement speaker Saturday at the historically black university in Greensboro.

She said it’s easy for people today to assume the four college students who put their careers and lives on the line and forced lunch counters to integrate were always heroes. But Obama recalled that before the Greensboro Four accomplished their goal, they were young people just like the 1,200 graduates in the audience.

Obama encouraged graduates to follow the example of their school’s exemplars and tackle injustice where they find it.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Pooches splash into dog days of summer

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The dog days of summer are almost here, but some pooches got an early start this weekend by making a big splash.

Dogs off all kind barked, jumped and swam their hearts out at the first ever Battleship Splash. The Dog Club of Wilmington and Carolina DockDogs put on the dock diving event at Battleship Park. Some of the divers do it professionally, while a lot of the other dogs just wanted to try it out and have a good time.

“I thought it would be really cool for them to get around all these people and everything and try and do it and see how far they could jump,” dog owner Toni Saleeby said. “I know they can do it on a dock on the beach, but I didn’t know how well they’d do here. I thought it would be fun for them, that’s all.”

Saleeby’s two retrievers and all the other pups at Battleship Park sure did have fun.

Proceeds from the event benefit Chase Away Canine Cancer and Tarheel Weimaraner Rescue.

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Volunteers search again for missing Bragg soldier

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

FAYETTEVILLE, NC (AP) — Another volunteer search is scheduled for the Fort Bragg soldier who was last seen at a bar in Fayetteville four weeks ago.

The Fayetteville Observer reported that volunteers planned to search Saturday for Pfc. Kelli Bordeaux. The 23-year-old was last seen April 14 at Froggy Bottoms, a bar that has since closed.

On Friday, about 50 people held a vigil in the parking lot of The River Community Church, located beside the bar. Law enforcement and volunteers have repeatedly searched nearby property for clues.

Bordeaux’s husband, Michael, choked up as he thanked the community for its ongoing support. Participants lit candles and prayed.

Organizers said a similar vigil was held Friday in St. Cloud, Fla., Bordeaux’s hometown.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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